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Department of psychosomatic rehabilitation and psychotherapy

Dr. med. Christian Etzer
psychosomatic, psychotherapy

About the department

The department of psychosomatic rehabilitation and psychotherapy at Rehabilitation Clinic Jagerwinkel Bad Wiessee treats patients with mental and psychosomatic illnesses. According to Focus magazine, the department is among the best in its field in Germany. Through a carefully coordinated integrated treatment and care concept, doctors achieve sustained success with depression, severe exhaustion, burnout, injury, or pain without a physical cause. The conscious orientation of the department allows for a holistic approach to the treatment of psychosomatics. Therapy covers the mental and emotional levels and critical medical or physical issues. The familiar and individual atmosphere of the department, which is in no way inferior to a hotel, and a naturally quiet place surrounded by a mountain forest, act as additional healing factors.

The three main qualities of the department are the individual therapy plan, intensive individual therapeutic support and biofeedback therapy. During therapy, psychological, medical and social factors are taken into account. In addition, particular attention is paid to such a modern trend as behavioural therapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Common treatment areas:

  • Stress disorders (caused by emotional/physical/sexual violence after cancer)
  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Chronic pain (headache, pain in the spine, pelvis, treatment as part of multimodal pain therapy)
  • Somatization disorders
  • Unprocessed grief
  • The desire for a psychosomatic rehabilitation/cure

Therapies in psychosomatic:

  • Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies 
  • Behaviour therapy (looks to identify and help change potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviours)
  • Cognitive therapy (develop skills to test and modify your thinking, beliefs and responses) 
  • Humanistic therapy (focuses on free will, human potential, and self-discovery)
  • Integrative or holistic medicine (treats the whole person: mind, body, and spirit)
  • Exposure therapy (helps people confront their fears)
  • Other options 
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1999 - 2003 Training as a general practitioner at the University of Salzburg 
  • 2001 - 2002 Manual medicine with Prof. Dr. Tilscher in Vienna
  • 2010 Training as a specialist in psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy at the Schön Kliniken 
  • Training qualified as a behavioural therapy supervisor
  • Training in clinical hypnosis and EMDR

Experience

  • Medical management of the Salzburg Day Hospice 
  • From 2011 to 2014 Senior physician at the Schön Klinik Berchtesgadener Land
  • Since October 2014 Head of the Specialist Center for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Jägerwinkel Private Clinic in Tegernsee
  • Since 2015 Deputy medical director for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the Jägerwinkel Private Clinic in Tegernsee
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